Right now, we are seeing a lot of people pushed into their Under Pressure Profile and where that involves a high red score we often see the herd mentality manifest – hence the toilet paper and other shortages seen in the supermarkets. If more people had taken some deep breaths and calmed their mind, in order to start thinking about the reality of the situation, we would be in a very different place. Hence the importance of starting to apply your HBDI® Profile to you and your teams thinking.
Having been debriefed individually on their HBDI® profiles it is time to start harnessing the power of all your diverse thinking styles. Start Thinking gives your team the chance to share their profiles and then explains how they can be applied to the varied challenges facing them in order to improve ROI for your organisation.
We’re confident that you will have experienced an ‘Aha!’ moment of recognition as you saw yourself revealed in the different scores and graphics that represent your personal thinking preferences. There will be several more ‘Aha!’ as you share with your team. Then we’ll explain how you and your team can use this understanding to optimise your thinking and behaviour in a wide variety of life’s challenges.
Thinking about how you and your colleagues move between the four quadrants and their focus on: the rational self, the safekeeping self, the feeling self and the experimental self; will help you understand the strengths everyone brings to the team. But also, the frustrations people have with each other and misunderstandings/friction that naturally occur.
We’ll introduce the system of using a ThinkABout™ as an everyday tool. Each style of thinking represents a different perspective on a given situation. Our mental preferences, or the situation itself, often predispose us to look at a situation through the lenses of our preferred modes. Modes of lesser preference may be overlooked. By thinking about the quadrants in an order appropriate to the application, new insights can be gained and all aspects of the issue are sure to be explored. A real benefit is that this reduces typecasting of individuals and helps eliminate the tendency to oversimplify. Insights often occur when less preferred modes are explored.
By applying this to yourself, your team and together your organisation you can ensure a more whole-brained outcome, as well as personal insight and a thinking stretch for all involved. You’ll finish with a Start Thinking Action plan ready to apply in the next 7 days. More information regarding the program we offer is available here.